Preparing Today for Tomorrow

There is nothing more fulfilling than making a difference in other people’s lives, as it allows you to leave a lasting legacy in the community you work and live in. At Derek Lewis Foundation, we enable others to achieve this sense of empowerment. For decades, we have been helping make the world a better place, and we invite you to join us on this amazing journey. 

Our founder, Dr. Derek Lewis, established the Little Rock, AR-based foundation in 1993 as an avenue to give back to the community which has been instrumental in his success. Dr. Lewis has an innate passion for creating and providing opportunities for the underserved and the less fortunate.

The Derek Lewis Foundation has served the community through a variety of services, programs, and sponsorships. Most of our funding is allocated within Central Arkansas, but we have also made an impact in other parts of the state as well as in Texas. We are here to touch lives regardless of race, gender, or social class.

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EDUCATION - ENDOWMENT - OVER $5,000 in Scholarships
COMMUNITY - The Clinton Foundation
EQUITY - Philander Smith College Fellows Program